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Hospital Negligence in Missouri

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When you go to a hospital, you rightfully expect physicians and support staff to provide you with high-quality medical care. When treating patients, effective hospitals organize their staff to work as a team. While a physician is directly responsible for diagnosing and treating your illness or injury, the nurses and other hospital staff provide you with additional assistance and medical support. However, when the system breaks because organization is sacrificed, overworked and stressed medical staffers start making mistakes that are detrimental to patients.

Patient care is also dependent on hospitals providing functional, state-of-the-art technology and equipment. When a hospital provides faulty systems and equipment, additional mistakes may be made in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Hospitals also need to be held responsible when patients are directly hurt or injured by this faulty equipment.

If you’re a victim of hospital negligence, it’s important to reach out to a medical malpractice lawyer. Contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. if you’ve been injured or misdiagnosed due to hospital carelessness.

Call our medical malpractice lawyers at (314) 635-7606 to review your legal options.

File a Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Broken System

Patients deserve to be treated in clean, well-run hospitals. Unfortunately, in the rush to treat as many patients as possible, hospitals tend to sacrifice quality care. When the system that ensures quality care is broken, medical mistakes are made, and it’s the patients who suffer the consequences. This is considered hospital negligence.

Examples of hospital negligence include:

  • Doctors prescribing the wrong medication
  • Medical personnel providing outdated or broken equipment
  • Surgeons performing the wrong medical procedures
  • Medical staff overlooking the needs of their patients
  • Specialists failing to deliver timely test results

Staff Negligence

Patients depend on nurses and hospital orderlies for their daily care. While a doctor treats and investigates a patient’s symptoms, it’s the nurses and orderlies who provide personal care and assistance.

Examples of staff negligence include:

  • Dropping patients
  • Failing to provide necessary medical assistance
  • Drawing blood improperly
  • Not being careful when pushing patients in wheelchairs

Patient Falls in Hospitals

Failing to prevent patient falls is another example of hospital negligence. In fact, patient falls account for 84% of all inpatient accidents, and 30% of these falls result in serious patient injuries. Patient falls commonly occur when inattentive or understaffed medical personnel provide inadequate assistance and care to patients. For example, a patient can fall if a nurse administers medication but is ill-prepared to assist with the side-effects. Before starting treatments, medical staffers need to be prepared with adequate assistance devices and personnel strong enough to catch and lift a patient.

Medical costs can be 60% higher for patients who fall in hospitals because their injuries necessitate new treatments and longer hospital stays. You shouldn’t have to pay when the negligent care of a hospital causes you harm. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer to help fight the cost of medical bills related to your fall.

We Can Represent You

Contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. if you experienced hospital negligence. Our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys can review your case during a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay until we successfully win your case. We offer evening and weekend appointments in our Brentwood office and are also available to visit you at your home or hospital bedside.

Call Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. at (314) 635-7606 to schedule your free consultation.

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